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BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting, Diffraction of Disordered and Amorphous Materials

BACG committee are delighted to support BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting, Diffraction of Disordered and Amorphous Materials, which will be hosted in Diamond Light source, didcot, Oxfordshire  on 10-11th of November 2016.


  BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting

 Diffraction of Disordered and Amorphous Materials

 Diamond Light Source

 10-11th November 2016

  Disordered or amorphous materials are commonplace across formulation sciences, metals and glasses. While our understanding of amorphous solids has advanced there remain challenges in the reliable preparation, processing and manufacturing of such materials. This year’s BCA Industrial Group autumn meeting focuses on the challenges to materials characterisation presented by such solids. Split over two days, the first day will feature presentations from a number of experts across these fields. The second day will be dedicated to a workshop on the practise of measuring and interpretation of Pair Distribution Functions using the newly commissioned PDF beamline at the Diamond Light Source.

Confirmed speakers include

Bruno Hancock (Pfizer), Yaroslav Khimyak (UEA), Katie Ryan (SSPC) and Shen Qi (UEA).

 The two-day meeting will be hosted a the Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire and has kindly been sponsored by Diamond and Pfizer. Early bird registration fees are available until the 14th October and reduced fees for students are also available. Some student bursaries are also available, please contact the chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to apply.

The IG AGM will also be held during this meeting, including elections to committee positions. For more information on this please contact us.

Early bird rates apply and registration is open now: https://registrations.hg3conferences.co.uk/bcaig16

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) BACG

this will be held  at the 47th Annual Conference of BACG, at 4:30 pm on the 28th June 2016, Great Hall,  University of Leeds 

 the Agenda can be found here  Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016 agenda


Job opening for Computational Material Scientist.

for further details, please visit  eurofins

 The ideal candidate would possess :

 • well versed in small molecule crystallography and computational chemistry techniques

     PhD from a chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering program

    Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

    Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

    Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

 Basic Minimum Qualifications :

 • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major)

The Alan Jones Industrial Crystallization Symposium

this event will be held  at the 47th Annual Conference of BACG, 30 June 2016, 11:30-18:30

Parkinson Court, University of Leeds

 A celebration of the career and achievements of the late Prof. Alan Jones, featuring a host of former collaborators and friends

 Invited speakers include:

 Prof. J Garside (formerly of UCL and UMIST/University of Manchester)

 Dr. Ahmed Sheikh (AbbVie)

 Dr. Han Wu (UCL)

 Dr. Luca Mazzei (UCL)

 Prof. Kevin Roberts (University of Leeds)

 Dr. Trevor Evans (formerly of IChemE)

 Registration fee: £120 (includes tea/coffee and lunch.  Conference gala dinner can be reserved at an additional cost of £30)

 Further information and registration on: http://www.crystalgrowth2016.co.uk/


Methods to Simulate Nucleation and Growth from Solution (MSNGS) 

 MSNGS logo

 4th - 5th August, 2016 Sheffield, UK

Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/materials/msngs 

Understanding the nucleation and growth of phases from solution at the nanoscale is key to addressing challenges in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including biology, medicine and materials engineering. MSNGS will bring together computational experts to discuss state of the art methods in this area of simulation. Our programme will cover a number of themes. These include methods to access necessary time and length scales, and to measure the thermodynamics and kinetics of nucleation and growth, as well as solution modelling and effects. The following invited keynote speakers have confirmed their attendance:

* Professor Dorothy Duffy (UCL, UK)
* Dr Baron Peters (UCSB, USA)
* Dr Richard Sear (University of Surrey, UK)
* Dr Stephen Whitelam (LBNL, USA)
* Professor Dr Dirk Zahn (FAU, Germany)

*** We welcome contributing talks and posters ***

Registration and abstract submission can be done following the instructions at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/materials/msngs. Registration costs £125 or £165 with overnight accommodation. The deadline for both registration and abstract submission is 17th June 2016.

Aaron Finney, Colin Freeman, John Harding and David Quigley (organising committee).

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